ThriveIN5 with Israel Silva
Israel Silva is an artist, writer and animator from Trinidad and Tobago. Israel has been doing art since he was 4 years old and since then has created an amazing portfolio of work and shows his fans how it's done via his YouTube channel. He is also a part of Liquid Matter Studios the team behind the creation of an animated movie titled "Jumbie Hill" coming out of Trinidad and Tobago in the near future.
Check out Israel's ThriveIN5 Q&A
What motivated you to pursue your passion?
I think its more of a talent than anything else? I mean I always wanted to draw I started ever since I could pick up a pencil lol but I guess to really pursue it was the cartoons and anime I used to watch when I was a kid. watching these characters come to life really inspired me to create my own and I fell in love with these characters!
Who inspires you the most?
My inspiration comes from various places. I can't say any one place it comes from the most. If I HAADDD to choose which is really hard lol it would prob be Marvel, but I'm super inspired by anime and dance a lot! yes...dance really inspires me (Les twins in particular)
How do you handle the various challenges surrounding what you do?
I think God is my answer to that. I think he is the ONE main constant in my life. My family as well but God works through my family so...God still lol. He helps me through every obstacle I ever faced and I am nothing without Him.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully with a fully completed animated film and/or working for an awesome company (plz Marvel or Blizzard notice me!) lol
What advice would you give to someone up and coming?
Never give up. Practice like CRAAZZZYYY because if you want to make a dent in the art community you have a LOT of competition...and also remain humble. ALWAYS be open to critique and advice. Artist help other artist grow! and they inspire a LOT!